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Creative Screenwriting
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
2024
Active Since 2018
We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. $10,000 in cash prizes.
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About

Our goal is to build a slate of talented writers with clear voices to pitch to our industry contacts. We are seeking unique perspectives in all genres.

Some of our current industry mandates include but are not limited to: Female Thrillers, Contained Elevated Horror, Grounded Sci-Fi, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders, Young Adult, Drama, Comedy and original Holiday Stories. We also encourage writers with diverse or LGBTQIA stories to submit.

Show us your most original work!


SUCCESS STORIES

After placing as a Quarter-Finalist in the Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition, David Keith Miller has been hired by Creative Tank to write a thriller based on their treatment.

Michael V. Lipoma’s comedy pilot F-YOU! I'm a Teacher placed as a Semi-finalist in CS Unique Voices, and since has been requested by major productions resulting in general meetings.


After being named a Quarter-finalist in the CS Animation Screenplay Competition, Aiko Hilkinger is now represented by Alison Mann at Fourth Wall Management.


Semi-Finalist in CS Unique Voices, Kim Hornsby's Christmas romance screenplay, CHRISTMAS AT SNOWFLAKE LODGE, sold to Crazy Legs Productions after negotiations by her representation at 5x5 Productions.


Benefits

Grand Prize (1 overall winner)

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Top 10 Finalists and receive:


Top 10 Finalists


Ten outstanding writers will be selected to receive:

  • $500 Cash
  • a class with Jess Hinds of Meditative Writing ($315 value)
  • Winning scripts will be shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work. Finalists will go on to be considered for the Grand Prize.

 

Some of our current industry mandates include but are not limited to: Female Thrillers, Contained Elevated Horror, Grounded Sci-Fi, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders, Young Adult, Drama, Comedy and original Holiday Stories. We also encourage writers with diverse or LGBTQIA stories to submit.

Show us your most original work!

 

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING
Founded in 1994, Creative Screenwriting has grown into the premiere magazine for screenwriters. During the 90s we were a printed magazine, publishing 25,000 copies six times a year. In the new millenium we launched the Screenwriting Expo, which in 2006 attracted over 5,000 writers, and resulted in our popular Screenwriting Expo DVD series.

Now Creative Screenwriting operates as a web magazine, bringing you articles from screenwriting journalists in Hollywood and around the world.

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Announcements

Feb 22nd
Semifinalists
Mar 13th
Finalists
Apr 11th
Grand Prizes